Introduction

Replace motherboard.

Remove Memory Stick Pro from the card reader slot on the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove Memory Stick Pro from the card reader slot on the bottom of the camera.

  • Remove both batteries.

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Remove the single visible screw from both sides of the camera. Remove the two screws that are adjacent to the warning label, which is on the underside of the camera.
  • Remove the single visible screw from both sides of the camera.

  • Remove the two screws that are adjacent to the warning label, which is on the underside of the camera.

  • Do NOT remove all four screws from the bottom.

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Gently remove the back cover from the camera. The first time the case is removed, it will be stiff. Be patient and gently rock the cover back and forth until it slides free.
  • Gently remove the back cover from the camera.

  • The first time the case is removed, it will be stiff. Be patient and gently rock the cover back and forth until it slides free.

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Remove the two screws holding the circuit board down. Remove the two screws holding the circuit board down.
  • Remove the two screws holding the circuit board down.

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Detach the orange cable from the board.
  • Detach the orange cable from the board.

  • Use a thin object, like a paperclip, to gently pry the cable off the connector.

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The LCD screen sits in two slots; one on the bottom, and one on the left edge. Slide LCD screen from the two slots.
  • The LCD screen sits in two slots; one on the bottom, and one on the left edge.

  • Slide LCD screen from the two slots.

  • Do not attempt to completely remove the screen, as it is still attached to the camera.

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To remove the LCD screen, detach the orange cable from the board. If needed, replace the LCD screen. If needed, replace the LCD screen.
  • To remove the LCD screen, detach the orange cable from the board.

  • If needed, replace the LCD screen.

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Remove the two screws holding down the steel back plate. Remove steel back plate.
  • Remove the two screws holding down the steel back plate.

  • Remove steel back plate.

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Now remove the plastic plate that covers the motherboard. Now remove the plastic plate that covers the motherboard.
  • Now remove the plastic plate that covers the motherboard.

Below and to the left of the viewfinder there is a vertical slot in the motherboard with a soldered connection to the flash capacitor on each side. Using a small screwdriver with an INSULATED handle, short these together for several seconds to discharge the potentially dangerous charge.

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Warning: Electric Shock From this point on, hold the camera by the chrome edges ONLY.  Capacitors store electric charge even if the batteries are removed. Remove the blue cable.
  • Warning: Electric Shock From this point on, hold the camera by the chrome edges ONLY. Capacitors store electric charge even if the batteries are removed.

  • Remove the blue cable.

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Disconnect the flash cable (black and white wires) before completely removing the front case. Gently start to remove the case.
  • Disconnect the flash cable (black and white wires) before completely removing the front case.

  • Gently start to remove the case.

  • Once the cable is free, set aside the front case.

If the front doesn't seem to want to come away, maybe the flash cable is caught around its socket.

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The speaker should now be clearly seen on the underside of the camera. Gently unplug the speaker from the motherboard.
  • The speaker should now be clearly seen on the underside of the camera.

  • Gently unplug the speaker from the motherboard.

  • Replace the speaker.

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Remove the orange cable connecting the battery terminal to the motherboard. Remove the orange cable connecting the battery terminal to the motherboard.
  • Remove the orange cable connecting the battery terminal to the motherboard.

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The battery terminal is now free from the board and can be slid out.
  • The battery terminal is now free from the board and can be slid out.

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Detach two cables that go from the motherboard to the lens. Remove lens. Remove lens.
  • Detach two cables that go from the motherboard to the lens.

  • Remove lens.

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After the lens is detached, you can replace the motherboard.
  • After the lens is detached, you can replace the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank yo very much, Muy agradecido por la información. Good information fireman4792000@yahoo.com

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